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Naomi Campbell may be one of the world's most famous supermodels, but she's also become pretty well known for losing her temper. Campbell appeared on Monday's Oprah Winfrey Show, where she told the talk show host that she's aware of how bad her behavior has been.
"I take responsibility for the things that I have done," she said. "And I do feel a great sense of shame."
Over the last 12 years, Campbell has violently attacked her housekeeper, an assistant and police officers, resulting in numerous criminal charges and the model being sentenced to community service. In March, she reportedly freaked out on her limo driver, slapping and hitting him from the backseat, but no charges were filed.
Campbell told Oprah that she feels immediate guilt after losing her temper. "I feel remorseful. I feel ashamed. I feel for them...[I think,] 'What have I done to them?' If I've hurt them."
The model says she thinks her behavior is a result of past struggles and isn't just her being a "diva."
"I think it comes from a deeper place than that," she says. "It comes from another type of emotional disorder, because it's not just, I don't get what I want. I throw...It comes from, I think, an abandonment issue... just trying to build up a family around me that's not my immediate family. And if I feel a mistrust, then I really just...all my cards go down."
Campbell revealed that her mom, Valerie Morris, who was only 19 when she had Naomi, left her in the care of others as she pursued her dreams of becoming a dancer. "I do feel that I abandoned her," Morris admitted to Winfrey, while Campbell teared up and said, "Of course I understand the sacrifice she had to make."
The model, 39, also admits to having a past with drugs, revealing that she began doing cocaine when she was 24. "I never, ever had to have a dealer," she says. "It made you feel like insatiable, but at the end, it was a destroyer. It's really a devil's drug."
Campbell says she has been drug-free for six years and sober from alcohol for a year and a half.
But Naomi's not owning up to all the accusations made against her. Earlier this month, she was accused of punching an ABC cameraman and storming out of an interview. Campbell says that's not what happened -- and the tape was edited to make her look bad.
"There is definitely sound effect [added]" on the clip, she says, explaining that she simply "moved" a camera blocking her way out.
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